Okidoke, semi digital convert (still love photoshop), long time reader, first time poster. I'm currently starting to get into film. I'm shooting with a rollei and kodak film. Now on to my question. I like contrast in my shots. On my first roll I shot this: and many other shots that day. They all came out with this type of tonal range. What you are looking at here is a print of T-Max 400 with Microdol X. Exposure was stopped down about 2 stops (1 4/5). I believe I gave it a little less time in soup. This print was without a filter. Love this shot and what it provided me in terms of tonal range. It still came out a bit gray for my tastes but I figured that could be fixed with a filter later on. I later decided to see what the T-max film would look like with T-max developer and here you have the print to that: I might have only stopped down 1 1/2 here and I kept it in the soup per recommended time with a bit of burning in the print. These shots and others developed with T-max game back grayer and less contrast as with my batch on Microdol-x. Now from what I can tell, the T-max developer gave me less contrast and less punch from the Microdol-x. Is this the case? Does Microdol essentially give more contrast than T-max and is that across the board with all Kodak films? I'm not really in the funds to keep testing it out .